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" We are not of Alice, nor of thee, nor are we children at all. The children of Alice call Bartrum father. We are nothing ; less than nothing ; and dreams. We are only what might have been, and must wait upon the tedious shores of Lethe millions of ages... "
Spirit of the English Magazines - Página 262
1822
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The Temple Reader ...

Ernest Edwin Speight - 1900 - 272 páginas
...receding, and still receding, 'ill nothing at ^ast but two mournful features were jeen in the utmost distance, which, without speech, strangely impressed...are not of Alice, nor of thee, nor are we children it all. We are nothing ; less than nothing, and dreams. We are only what might have been, and Tiust...
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The Essays of Elia

Charles Lamb - 1901 - 294 páginas
...while I stood gazing, both the children gradually grew fainter to my view, receding, and still receding till nothing at last but two mournful features were...Bartrum father. We are nothing ; less than nothing, nnd dreams. We are only what might have been, and must wait upon the tedious shores of Lethe millions...
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Selected Essays of Charles Lamb

Charles Lamb - 1901 - 108 páginas
...stood gazing, both the children gradually grew fainter to 8 my view, receding, and still receding, till nothing at last but two mournful features were...children at all. The children of Alice call Bartrum 10 father. We are nothing; less than nothing, and dreams. We are only what might have been, and must...
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The Cyr Readers: Arranged by Grades, Libro 7

Ellen M. Cyr - 1901
...view, receding, and still receding, till nothing at last but two mournful features were seen in 20 the uttermost distance, which, without speech, strangely...father. We are nothing; less than nothing, and dreams"; — and, im-£3197 £3THE SHANDON BELLS. FATHER PROUT. FRANCIS SYLVESTER MAH'OXY, better known by his...
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Confessions of a Prosaic Dreamer: Charles Lamb's Art of Autobiography

Gerald Monsman - 1984 - 165 páginas
...while I stood gazing, both the children gradually grew fainter to my view, receding, and still receding till nothing at last but two mournful features were...upon the tedious shores of Lethe millions of ages before we have existence, and a name" — and immediately awaking, I found myself quietly seated in...
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Encyclopedia of British Humorists: Geoffrey Chaucer to John Cleese, Volumen2

Steven H. Gale - 1996 - 1307 páginas
...Alice W — n in the essayl. The dream children toll him back to his sole self when they announce, "The children of Alice call Bartrum father. We are nothing, less than nothing . . . We are only what might have been. " In the novel Ann is the title character, Lamb becomes Allan...
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Dictionary of Quotations

Connie Robertson - 1998 - 669 páginas
...Dissertatlon upon Roast Pig' Presents, I often say, endear Absents. 5935 Essays ofElia 'Dream Children' ݀ d h milllons of ages before we have existence, and a name. 5936 Essays ofElia 'Imperfect Sympathies' I...
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Edward Elgar: A Creative Life

Jerrold Northrop Moore - 1999 - 841 páginas
...while I stood gazing, both the children gradually grew fainter to my view, receding, and still receding till nothing at last but two mournful features were...of Alice , nor of thee , nor are we children at all ... We are nothing ; less than nothing, and dreams. We are only what might have been.' The dreams were...
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Speeches that Changed the World

Owen Collins - 1999 - 440 páginas
...they were but dreamchildren who might have been, but never were. 'We are nothing,' they say to him; 'less than nothing, and dreams. We are only what might have been, and we must wait upon the tedious shore of Lethe, millions of ages, before we have existence and a name.'...
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The Postmodern Short Story: Forms and Issues

Farhat Iftekharuddin, Joseph Boyden, Mary Rohrberger, Jaie Claudet - 2003 - 282 páginas
...quietly alone in his bachelor armchair, watching as his dream children recede, listening as they say "We are not of Alice, nor of thee, nor are we children...father. We are nothing; less than nothing, and dreams" (172). The fact that these children are the narrators imagined life with Alice, whom he had loved,...
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